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 Post subject: Bought a Berliner Record
PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2010 7:31 pm 
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Okay, well we all know about Berliner, and his contribution to the recording industry. I bought a Berliner Record today. 102 Dixie: Sousa's Band April 7,1898. I paid $125.00 from an antique store here in Frederick. This is the most I have paid for any record, but it was well worth it. Since these records are rare to begin with. I did play this record on my Victrola, and it sounded pretty good, considering it's age. I consider this my "Holy Grail of antique records" I am keeping this in my glass cabinet, that is on top of my bookcase in my living room.

Since the label is etched onto the disc, you would only see a black disc, if I tried to scan the record. But, I figured most of you have seen one, anyway.


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 Post subject: Re: Bought a Berliner Record
PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2010 7:39 pm 
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Congrats on a great addition!

If you haven't done so yet, take a nice video of it playing, or better yet, if you have access to the equipment to digitize it then it may be a good idea. Then you can display it and never worry about breaking it but at the same time have a recording of that actual record on hand.


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 Post subject: Re: Bought a Berliner Record
PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2010 7:48 pm 
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I do not have a portable video camera. The only one I have is built into my mac, which is a desktop computer. Some point I will though. Unfortunately, I have not set up my computer, for digital transfer.

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 Post subject: Re: Bought a Berliner Record
PostPosted: Mon Mar 01, 2010 5:41 pm 
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Okay, Here is a photo of my Berliner Record. I will work on posting a video of it soon.

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 Post subject: Re: Bought a Berliner Record
PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2010 7:54 pm 
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[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uv_jBI-QmqI[/youtube]


Okay as promised here is the video.

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 Post subject: Re: Bought a Berliner Record
PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2010 9:24 pm 
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Very Nice Berliner Paul!!! And a great song too.... Dixie is such a classic song that i personally really love and enjoy. I'm not a disk guy but im attracted to these early Berliner discs.

Thanks for Sharing
Aaron


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 Post subject: Re: Bought a Berliner Record
PostPosted: Wed Mar 03, 2010 5:36 pm 
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Your Welcome! Aaron.


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 Post subject: Re: Bought a Berliner Record
PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 9:26 pm 
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Boy, this video has gotten 66 views, since I posted it. I guess a lot of people enjoy it. BTW: this will probably be the only time, anyone will get to hear it. Because of it's age, and it's fragile.


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